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Background- Education is the foundation of knowledge in one’s life, but the problems of memory and learning may result in poor school performance as well as early dropouts from the schools. Medhya drugs are being frequently used in the various problems related to memory and low IQ in childhood period. Brahmi is most frequently used among them. Mandookaparni is medhya drug described abreast to Brahmi in various classical texts of Ayurveda. However their comparative efficacy has not been studied thoroughly by randomized trial. Another unexplored aspect of use of these medhya drugs is their comparative efficacy on various prakriti type persons. Thus to assess comparative efficacy of Mandookaparni on memory in different prakriti boys, this study is planned.
Objectives- To evaluate efficacy of Mandookaparni on memory in children with different Prakriti types and compare the efficacy with that of Brahmi.
Methodology- The study will be conducted on healthy volunteer boys aged 8-10years of age, recruited through school surveys in nearby schools of Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod, Wardha. The study will be double blind, randomized, standard concurrent control, and parallel group design. The participants will be randomly grouped into two groups of 85 individuals in each group. One group will be given Mandookaparni while other will be given Brahmi, both in Avleha form. The assessment will be made for total memory scale by using PGI memory scale for children.
Expected Results- The study will validate the efficacy of Brahmi and Mandookaparni in enhancing memory and will give detailed account of their efficacy in different dominant prakriti boys.
Conclusion- The study will provide initiative toenhance awareness of Prakriti based administration of drugs including Medhya drug. By using inferences from the study, we will be able to ensure utilization of optimum effect of both these medhya drugs.